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Mediterranean and Caribbean inspired steak + seafood restaurant that sources high quality, sustainable and locally farmed ingredients for our food + cocktails.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
Seafood
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 March 2020

During our stay at the Kimpton Seafire we ate at Ave Restaurant. The food was delicious and the staff was great.

Date of visit: February 2020
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HimanshuJethi, Director of Food and Beverage at Ave Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2020

Hello Brian D, Thanks for sharing your experience at Ave, we are glad to hear you enjoyed everything. See you again soon!

Reviewed 25 February 2020 via mobile

We were staying at the Kimpton, this was our first dinner at the hotel. We did have outdoor seating which was nice. I had the pumpkin bisque and lobster mac & cheese which both were divine. They served bread before dinner and for dessert we...got to seafire Smore. Service was great would recommend.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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HimanshuJethi, General Manager at Ave Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2020

Hello cuinthemoon, We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience at Ave! The ambience on the terrace is a big hit, glad to hear you enjoyed it! We hope to see you soon! Himanshu

Reviewed 16 February 2020 via mobile

Dinner at Ave Restaurant, in the elegant Kimpton Seafire Resort on Seven Mile Beach (Grand Cayman), is the perfect place to spend an evening by any standard. Four of us had dinner reservations on Saturday night at 8:30pm. We were warmly greeted upon our arrival...and seated in the comfortable lounge, while our table was dressed. We were promptly escorted to our table on the outside terrasse (specifically as I’d requested when I made the reservation). The restaurant is elegant and modern, much like the entire Seafire... a beautiful, warm, luxurious space, but without any stuffiness or pretention. The terrasse is especially lovely at night, overlooking the beach, surrounded by luscious trees and lit gardens. Fans ensure a comfortable setting, even on hot days, but this night was glorious. Our server Yvonne, who has been there a few years now, greeted us with the perfect blend of warmth and professionalism that is sadly lacking all too often, even at top restaurants. She answered all our questions and help steer us through various options and offered a sommelier, if we wanted advice on the wine list. We ordered a lovely champagne to start (very reasonably priced for that quality) and some starters as a warm up. The Wahoo crudo suggested to us was silky and layered with subtle flavours. It was a perfect compliment to the bubbles. Rather than bring a single dish for the table to share, the kitchen kindly split the dish into four portions, plated skillfully for each of us. A nice touch and thoughtful. After a comfortable round of bubbles and crudo, we ordered series of appetizers. I had the burrata (slightly modified to accommodate my requirements) which was beautifully plated and exquisite. You can always tell the quality of a kitchen by how the serve the simple things. This is such an example... delicate and perfectly ripened heirloom tomatoes complimented with dried tomatoes and pine nuts over a luscious burrata. Others at the table enjoyed teak tartare, tuna tartare and a pumpkin bisque to start. The compliments were universally good. I ordered a main of tenderloin, with lobster and scallops, and a side of asparagus. The steak was perfectly cooked and tender as to barely needing a knife to cut into it. (Note: Grand Cayman is known for its beef as much as its fish, so try a steak when on island for a great experience). The asparagus was a nice mix of white and green stems, seasoned perfectly. The accompanying wine selection was also perfect in my opinion and priced perfectly. Also ordered by the table where: a squid ink pasta (raved about), roasted chicken with chestnut bisque (raved about) and a seafood dish ordered a-la-carte) with broccolini (raved about). I’d also like to add, for the benefit of Ave’s management, that we were grateful for the easy demeanour and excellent attentive service from Yvonne (who had the uncanny ability to appear at exactly the moment she was needed). So, all to say that my meal was perfect... not something I say often or lightly. I am demanding and expect value for money, no matter where I eat. Ave’s kitchen did not disappoint. The other three guests shared similar reviews, each raving about the food and throwing out adjectives such as “exceptional”, “best I’ve had” and “perfectly done” to describe each dish. This restaurant is a well-kept secret on TripAdvisor, in a crowded restaurant market, but don’t underestimate what you’ll find there. It should rank at the very top with the likes of Seven. Prices are very fair for this market and the quality of the experience translates to excellent value for money. Interesting to note, as a sidebar, that the little cafe/coffee bar at the Seafire also serves excellent coffee at a much cheaper price that the Starbucks in town... a hint as to the decency of pricing at the Seafire, which is a luxury establishment after all. You won’t feel gouged here; quite the opposite. Try it...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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HimanshuJethi, General Manager at Ave Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 February 2020

Hello WallStPete! Wow! Thank you for such a wonderful review! We are thrilled to hear all about your experience in Ave, thank you for sharing. Our teams here in Ave and at Seafire love what they do and will be very excited to hear that...More

Reviewed 4 February 2020

We ate dinner at Ave the first day of our stay at the Seafire. It's a really nice restaurant with very good food and decent service. The bar and the bartenders are terrific. The outdoor dining area offers beautiful oceanfront views (although the need for...the noisy fans and misters is questionable). If staying on property, you can't go wrong with Ave.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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HimanshuJethi, General Manager at Ave Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 February 2020

Hello VinoVeritasZZ, We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time at Ave. Our teams love what they do and we look forward to sharing your experience with them. Hope to see you again soon! Himanshu

Reviewed 27 January 2020

This was or fourth time coming to ave for brunch, and they always deliver. Outstanding service, craft cocktail bar, and a wide variety of brunch options combine to make this one of, if not the best, brunch choices on the island. It's a must go...to for us when we're on the island, and we have never been disappointed. Looking forward to our next brunch!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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HimanshuJethi, Director of Food and Beverage at Ave Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2020

Hello Kilkelsr, We are so pleased to hear you love our brunch! Our teams love what they do and they will be thrilled to hear that you do too! We look forward to seeing you back for brunch again soon, Thanks Himanshu

Reviewed 13 January 2020

The Kimpton restaurants are World Class and the Ave did not disappoint. We only ventured off the resort for one dinner due to the caliber of the food and great staff at the Seafire.

Date of visit: December 2019
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HimanshuJethi, Director of Food and Beverage at Ave Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2020

Hello Michael S, Thank you for sharing your review! Our teams here at Seafire are very proud about what they do and we are thrilled to hear you are also! Hope to see you back again soon! Thanks Himanshu

Reviewed 26 December 2019 via mobile

Found on the upper floor of the Seafire Kimpton hotel. Views over the gardens below, it’s nice to eat outside. Menu has something for everyone.

Date of visit: December 2019
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HimanshuJethi, Director of Food and Beverage at Ave Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2019

Hello Expattraveler100! Thank you for joining us in Ave! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your experience and our menu offerings. We hope to see you back again soon! Himanshu

Reviewed 21 December 2019 via mobile

We came here at the suggestion of a friend who lives in Cayman. It did not disappoint! We ordered the burrata, pumpkin bisque, tamarind glazed ribs, tuna entree and chocolate caramel tart for dessert. Everything was really tasty, great flavors, great presentation. Service was slow...in the kitchen but our waiter was very attentive. Ambience is great too - we ate on the terrace overlooking the grounds and oversized chess board. It felt lively but not crowded. Very relaxing and a fun delicious meal. Rare find in Caymans!!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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HimanshuJethi, Director of Food and Beverage at Ave Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2019

Hello ercs16! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your experience with us here in Ave. You were just in time as our very talented culinary team has just changed the menu and the pumpkin bisque has been very popular! I look forward to...More

Reviewed 14 December 2019

We went to Ave for our 40th Anniversary dinner. What a great choice! Our waiter, whose name I wish I could recall, was outstanding. From our glass of champagne to the gorgeous anniversary dessert, this was a meal to remember. We sat outside, which was...cooled by several large fans. I had the snapper, which was amazing and my husband (a true carnivore) had rack of lamb. also wonderful. We shared a salad and a few sides, all well prepared and beautifully presented.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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HimanshuJethi, Director of Food and Beverage at Ave Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2019

Hello AtlantaLeslie! Thank you for sharing your experience in Ave! We are thrilled to hear we were a part of making your anniversary so memorable! Our teams love what they do and we are glad to hear that you do too! We hope to see...More

Reviewed 29 November 2019

Excellent service and menu. Lots of choices. Enjoyed beef tenderloin and the hanger steak. Presentation was beautiful. Sides were yummy and could be shared. Will be back.

Date of visit: November 2019
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HimanshuJethi, Director of Food and Beverage at Ave Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2019

Hello Linda V, We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience in Ave! We love what we do and are happy that you loved it too. Hope to see you back again soon! Himanshu

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Ave Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 3.5